NE Area 4-H Leadership Event (NELE)
Kansas 4-H is Jammin' Out with Leadership! 4-H members 12 to 18 are invited to the NE Region 4-H Leadership Event (NELE) Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in Heritage Hall at Rock Springs 4-H Center! NELE is led by the Northeast Region Youth Council representatives. Delegates can sign up for multiple classes. Registration includes lunch, snack, and a t-shirt. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people, learn new leadership skills, and enjoy fun classes!
To register: https://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html
Registration Closes: January 3, 2020 at Midnight
2020 Horse Panorama
The 2020 4-H Horse Panorama registration is open through Cvent.
4-H Horse members are encouraged to register to participate in quiz bowl, hippology, presentations and more. For more information check the rules at 2020 Contest Rules. A schedule of events is located at 2020 Tentative Schedule.
When: January 24 - 26, 2020
Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center
Who: All competitive events are open to those 4-H members that are age 9 as of December 31, 2019 and not past age 19 as of December 31, 2019.
Registration Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/2hq4br. Deadline for registering is January 15.
Horse Quiz Bowl encourages young people to develop knowledge of equine-related subject matter. This contest develops alertness, self-confidence, and knowledge in a competitive setting, surrounded by an attitude of friendliness and fairness.
Senior Quiz Bowl members need to sign-up as a team with all members age 14 by December 31, 2019. The senior teams will competitive in a double elimination bracket.
Open Quiz Bowl is available for all youth participants. Those youth registering for Open Quiz Bowl will be randomly put on teams with other youth from across the state for a fun, educational experience.
Hippology is an educational activity for youth who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter in a friendly, competitive setting. This contest enhances decision-making and provides an opportunity for the participants to work cooperatively with others.
4-H Horse Panorama offers learning for young and old! Don’t delay.
YQCA stands for Youth for the Quality Care of Animals. Any individual that plans to show market animals, commercial breeding females, and/or purebred breeding females at the 2020 Kansas State Fair or Kansas Junior Livestock Show must be YQCA certified to participate.
Shannon will be hosting two training sessions for those needing to become YQCA certified! Anyone is welcome to attend a training session to become certified! Each session will be held in the Morris County Courthouse Meeting Room. The dates are: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both training sessions. Only attend the session that works best with your schedule.
Use the link https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login to register online for which training you would like to attend. The cost of the training is $3 which you will pay online when you register. Please use your 4-H Online login information to sign up for the training.
For questions, please contact Shannon at the Extension office at
620-767-5136 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Kansas Junior Producer Days
The 2020 Kansas Junior Producer Days have been scheduled! Junior Beef Producer Day will be hosted on February 29, with Junior Sheep Producer Day being March 14, 2020. Both junior day programs will be in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry's Weber Hall on the K-State campus. These events are one-day educational opportunities for youth, parents, agents, and project leaders to learn about various aspects of livestock project selection and management.
An optional Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) session will be held at the conclusion of both Junior Days. This will be an opportunity for youth to obtain their YQCA certification through an instructor-led session if they cannot attend one of Shannon’s trainings. The Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and KJLS will require all exhibitors to be YQCA certified for the 2020 shows. Additional information will be emailed to those who indicate through their junior day registration that they plan to attend the YQCA session, as participation will require an additional step.
Families have the option to mail in their junior day registration, or complete it online. The cost for each junior day is $15 per person for those who register by the early deadline, and $20 per person for those who register after the deadline. Please note, any registrations received after the deadline will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
There are two methods available to register: 1) download the flyer at https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/ks-jr-producer/index.html and complete the bottom portion of the flyer and mail it with payment; or 2) complete the online registration at http://bit.ly/ksuasiregister Early registration for Junior Beef Producer Day is February 7, 2020, with early registration for Junior Sheep Producer Day being February 21, 2020.
Shannon will be attending Junior Sheep Producer Day. If you would like to attend and need a ride, please let the office know by February 21 so that we know how many will be riding with her.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon at the office at 620-767-5136 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lexie Hayes, Youth Livestock Coordinator, at email@example.com or
State 4-H and Open Equifest Judging Contest
When: March 6, 2020
Who: 4-H members 9-18 years of age before January 1, 2020
Registration: Registration Worksheet or https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/contests/horse-judging/docs/2020/Judging%20Registration_2020.pdf
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2020
2020 Kansas 4-H Scholarship (PDF) form fillable